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AKASHA (THE ROUNDUP)

by Hajooj Kuka

synopsis

Adnan is a revolutionary war hero whose love for fighting and his AK-47 are rivalled only by his feelings for Lina, his long-suffering sweetheart. When Adnan is late to return to his military unit after leave, the army commander launches a “kasha” to round up truant soldiers. Distracted by Lina, Adnan is caught off guard and makes a run for it. He joins up with Absi, a lover-not-a-fighter type who is dodging the kasha. Together, these two unlikely friends plot ways to reunite Adnan with his gun – and with Lina. Through a series of wry and humorous incidents over 24 hours, ‘A Kasha’ explores life and love in rebel-held areas of Sudan.

international title: aKasha (The Roundup)
original title: aKasha
country: Sudan, South Africa, Qatar, Germany
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Hajooj Kuka
film run: 78'
screenplay: Hajooj Kuka
cast: Kamal Ramadan, Ekram Marcus, Ganja Chakado, Abdallah Alnur
cinematography by: Giovanni Paulo Autran, Hajooj Kuka
film editing: Hajooj Kuka
producer: Steven Markovitz
production: Big World Cinema (ZA), Doha Film Insitute (QA)
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